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Tags: activism, anarchist, climate change, earth first!, environment, keystone xl, no tar sands, pipeline, radical, Richmond, RVA, sierra club
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
February 3, 2014
CONTACT: Martha Ellen Wingfield (804) 337-4894 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Activists To Hold Vigil in Richmond on Monday Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL
Vigil in Richmond at the Federal Building on at 6 pm in Response to Final Environmental Review
Richmond, VA – Local activists will participate in a protest vigil at the Federal Building on Monday, February 3rd at 6 pm calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of carbon pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama.
The event is part of a national campaign led by CREDO, Rainforest Action Network, and the Sierra Club, among a host of other organizations, calling on the president to keep his commitment to reduce carbon pollution and reject the pipeline.
WHAT: Protest vigil urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline following the release of the State Department’s new environmental assessment. Activists will hold candles, signs and chant against the pipeline.
WHO: Local activists with CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club
WHEN: Monday, February 3, at 6 pm
WHERE: Richmond Federal Building, 400 N. Eighth St.
Keystone XL is a tar sands pipeline that would transport some of the dirtiest crude oil on the planet from Alberta Canada, and across American soil for export. The vigil in Richmond is part of a campaign to try and stop the pipeline from ruining the climate and endangering communities along the proposed pipeline route.
Tags: anarchist, community, cook for peace, fixed income, FNB, food is a right not a privilege, Food Not Bombs, homeless, houseless, keep monroe park open and free, low income, Monroe Park, peace, poverty, radical, revolution, Richmond, RVA, sharing, solidarity not charity, starving, vegan, vegetarian, volunteer, war, Wingnut, wingnut anarchist collective
For the month of February the weekly Richmond Food Not Bombs cooking will be held at the Wingnut (2005 Barton Avenue RVA 23222 or call or text 804 300 0023) every Sunday from 12:30 – 3:45. We leave at 3:45 to be Monroe Park to serve at 4.
Come cook, clean, organize, learn, network, drink coffee, hangout, and strategize on how to beet the system.
At Monroe Park at 4 there is:
Free, vegan meal.
Followed by a grocery distribution.
Literature table as well, weather permitting. (If you or your organization has fliers and pamphlets to distribute please be in touch or bring them by!)
Please come!!! New folks totally welcome.
Folks of all levels of cooking skills invited, as well as all ages.
Help also wanted afterwards to help cleanup the Food Not Bombs gear and the space.
The Wingnut has dogs, is a sober space and is not wheelchair accessible. Directions and more information on the space, including consent policy, can be found at www.wingnutrva.org
Tags: activism, anarchist, massie, Mo Karnage, Monroe Park, occupation, occupy, privatization, protest, quail bell magazine, radical, Richmond, RVA, ukrop
More info in the article linked below.
Tags: arctic, cold, cold shelter, cold weather shelter, emergency, entry, frigid, homeless, homeless point of entry, homeless shelter, Richmond, RVA, stray animals, Wingnut
Hey Yall It is cold out tonight and rapidly getting colder- This is your reminder to take care of your neighbors, pets, stray animals, etc. If you can build outdoor shelters for feral animals do, if you can bring any animals inside, even better. The cold weather is a matter of life or death. Take is seriously and take care of your community. For folks who are homeless or trying to help a homeless person get shelter here is the relevant info:
The overflow shelter is located at the City’s Public Safety Building, 501 North 9th Street. The shelter entrance is the second entrance on the 9th Street side of the building closest to Leigh Street. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. and closes at 6 a.m. Shelter registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night it is open.
Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry by 5 p.m. for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry is located at 511 West Grace Street. A referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be provided to individuals who are not eligible for an existing shelter or if all available beds have been filled. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral.
*** Per someone at the CCC Point Of Entry intake individuals are strongly encouraged to go through intake however they are allowed 3 times (lifetime) without going through intake. ***
The city’s Department of Social Services (DSS) provides emergency assistance with gas and electric disconnection notices for residents who qualify. Residents may also call the Fuel Line at (804) 646-7046.
The elderly or residents with disabilities should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Homeless Point of Entry is the starting point for anyone who is homeless and in need of shelter, case management, and related services. This program helps individuals and families facing a housing crisis regain housing stability. Staff works directly with area emergency shelters and permanent housing providers to fill available spaces in greater Richmond.
Locations and Hours
511 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tags: activist, anarchist, FNB, Food Not Bombs, radical, Richmond, RVA, RVA FNB, va, Wingnut
|Food Not Bombs Finance Meeting.
The agenda is pretty loose at the moment, but will include:
If we accomplish that, we should hammer out some rules regarding money; what the accountholder’s responsibility’s are and what kind of discretion they should get, if we need additional cardholders, reporting and recording standards, etc. I have some recording suggestions to show you if we have time.
We’ll be wrapped up in time to cook, because it’s seriously doubtful that we can talk finance details for more than 90 minutes and have that be a productive use of our time.
https://www.facebook.com/events/610360802333638/ The Facebook event for the meeting
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tags: anarchist, fast food, fast food strike, labor, living wage, radical, Richmond, RVA, strike, union, Wingnut
Richmond’s participation in the national fast food workers strike on Dec. 5. Please forward this out to your contacts.
Rally to support fast food workers fight for $15! Thursday, December 5 at 11am Gather at Hull St Library – 1400 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224
Across the country, low wage and fast food workers have been coming together and taking action calling for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union. From McDonald’s to Walmart, workers and the community are standing up and saying “NO!” to poverty wages from companies raking in billions each year. On August 29, fast food workers in more than 60 U.S. cities walked off the job and were joined by the community calling for “$15 and a union now!” This growing movement has sparked a national conversation about the widening disparity in wealth between in this country. These companies are feeling the heat, several referendums to raise the minimum wage recently passed – including a $15 minimum in SEATAC – so now is the time to keep the pressure on! The movement for justice continues to grow and spread across the country. Join us to stand with fast food workers once again on a national day of action for living wages and good jobs on Thursday, December 5.
Tags: acorn, agricultural, anarchist, collective, farmers, gmo, intentional community, louisa, non gmo, radical, Richmond, seeds, solidarity, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, twin oaks
Our Pals at ACORN Community in Louisa have had a SECOND fire this year, this time damaging their main building. These folks are incredible, do incredible work for agriculture and community. There are so many amazing residents, and they need some support right now. Please, if you are able to, donate to their repair fund. And definitely share this with others who might be willing and able to support them!
There indiegogo fundraiser:
Tags: active rva, anarchist, bike parade, critical mass, events, Food Not Bombs, haiku tournament, halloween bike parade, lovebomb, ponicili puppets, puppets, radical calendar, REPHRAME, rephrame forum, Richmond, RVA, Wingnut, wingnut calendar
Here are a bunch of rad events either at the Wingnut, organized by the Wingnut, or supported by the Wingnut that we highly encourage you to come out to!
Hope you can make it!
Tuesday- Haiku Battle at Balliceaux, 9pm
Rojonekku Hand-to-Hand Haiku Tournament makes its debut at Balliceaux in RVA, under the fluctuating concept of Exercising/Exorcising Demons. Bring 20-some haiku to compete in the event, or just bring yourself to lounge and enjoy the chaotic spectacle of what takes place. Feel more than free to come dressed as any personal or public demon you may wish, so as to better your haiku display, or just better your evening. Juggalo, train kid, delinquent, academic, street prophet, Buddha reincarnate, wine-friendly event. For more information, scope the link -https://docs.google.com/document/d/14tOVhCuRz5uI009i7C5-FVfd7XVgfwsVw6-PfvPZOz8/edit?usp=sharing or contact Raven Doctorlounge Mack who is always ready and willing to answer all questions, even ones he has no clue about how to understand. Especially those, in fact.
Wednesday – Poncili Puppets at LoveBomb!, 7pm
On October 23rd, come out to Richmond’s new art/puppet/performance space LoveBomb to see Poncili Puppets. Poncili have performed multiple times at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective. Now we are helping them to have a show at the new venue!
Please bring money to buy merch or donate to the puppeteers!
LoveBomb is at 6 West 21st Street – lovebombrva.com
Doors at 7! Show at 8! https://www.facebook.com/events/1425647264322258/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Thursday – Food Not Bombs cooks for REPHRAME FORUM – 2pm at the Wingnut Anarchist Collective 2005 Barton Avenue
|rePHRAME, Residents of Public Housing in Richmond Against Mass Evictions, is holding their community forum on Thursday, October 24th. Food Not Bombs will be cooking cornbread and chili to cater the meeting.|
REPHRAME Forum- 5:30 at
Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 913 N. 1st. Street, Richmond VA 23220
TEACHING Transparency, Protecting CommunityRePHRAME to Hold 6th Annual Community Forum on October 24, 2013
On Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 5:30 PM, RePHRAME will sponsor its 6th Annual Community Forum highlighting the concerns of public housing residents in Richmond. The event will be held at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 913 N. 1st Street, Richmond, VA 23220 in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be provided and children are welcome.
The march toward eliminating poverty has had several omissions directly impacting quality of life for the residents that already live within the Richmond city limits. Transportation, Housing and Trauma associated with NOT knowing living quarters will be topics at this year’s forum. Impending redevelopment and potential challenges to the city’s long standing history of NOT implementing Section 3 requirements of federal dollars used in marginalized community development will also be addressed at this year’s forum. Last year’s Unpacking the 2010 Census data provided supporting research to empower residents as to how to include their voice at the table of engagement with results will also be available for public awareness.
Friday – Halloween Bike Parade, 5pm in Monroe Park
Come one come all on Friday October 25th to a Halloween Bike Parade!
Critical Mass/ bike parades are typically on the last Friday of every month.
5pm meet up in Monroe Park near the fountain. The ride will leave at 6pm!
Costumes encouraged as long as they aren’t the racist/sexist variety or other oppressive costumes.
Bring music, signs, kids, etc. To celebrate bikes and Halloween!
The ride will be a group ride and we will try to stick together- its no race!
We are traffic!
We can be fabulous traffic in costumes!